3 Techniques for Clearing Away Sun-Damaged Skin

Ahh, summer. It’s the season of exotic getaways, beach days, backyard barbecues, and … sunburns. One sunburn every so often may not seem like a big deal, but most of us let time slip away on those fun-filled days, and one sunburn turns into many.

Over time, sunburns can lead to serious sun damage — in fact, even sun exposure that doesn’t end in sunburns can harm your skin. Sun damage manifests as dark spots, premature wrinkles, scaly or dry patches, and blotchy complexion. 

Prevention is the best way to keep your skin free of sun damage, of course, but while you can’t completely undo sun damage to your skin, you can mitigate the effects and restore a smooth, even complexion. 

Dr. Divina Averilla of Love Your Body Medical Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada, helps patients do just that with these three techniques. 

1. Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing, or simply resurfacing, is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that can reduce the effects of sun damage in as little as 60 days. 

Dr. Averilla uses the Laser 360™ for resurfacing, a treatment that combines three state-of-the-art technologies (intense pulsed light, far-infrared therapy, and Pixel Perfect® precision to remove blemishes, even skin tone, smooth texture, and reduce hyperpigmentation. 

2. Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is perhaps the gold standard in efficiency when it comes to skin rejuvenation. This minimally invasive technique quite literally brushes away the imperfections on your skin — think of it as a very intense exfoliation

During your appointment, Dr. Averilla uses a handheld device to suction away dead skin cells, stimulate collagen production, and spur the creation of new, young skin cells. 

3. Chemical peels

A chemical peel is similar to microdermabrasion in that it helps you shed the top layer of dead and damaged skin cells to reveal newer, younger skin. 

However, chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution that essentially dissolves those skin cells, rather than exfoliating them away. Chemical peels require more post-procedure care and downtime than microdermabrasion. 

Which skin rejuvenation procedure is right for me?

Dr. Averilla can help you determine which skin resurfacing procedure is right for you. All three options come with many benefits and some drawbacks, and there’s no “right” answer for everyone. 

Your medical history, skin history, current skin condition, lifestyle, and other factors heavily influence the final decision. 

If you’re interested in learning more about chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser skin resurfacing, get in touch with Dr. Averilla to schedule a skin consultation. 

You can call our Las Vegas, Nevada, office at 702-342-0028 or request your appointment online. You can also send a message to Dr. Averilla and the team here on the website.

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